Last October, My mother and I took a course on different painting techniques using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and we had SO much fun! We both got so hooked on painting with this stuff , and were amazed at how easy it was to work with!
When my grandmother passed a couple of years ago, I moved into her apartment. My father owns the house and so he offered to rent to me after I graduated school and moved back to Toronto. The nice thing about this was, not only did it feel much more like home, since I pretty much grew up in and around this apartment, but also that the place came fully furnished, which is a dream find for any twenty-something with practically zero budget for interior decorating.
The only downside was that the place needed a lot of updating, and some of the furniture was a little rough around the edges from many years of wear and tear. However a lot of the pieces themselves are beautifully made and have so much history, and I tend to be really sentimental about these things, particularly when they’ve been in my family for so long and I grew up with them, so I didn’t want to let them go completely! I asked my dad if I could experiment with painting some of the old pieces, and he gave me the go ahead.